Charles Carroll of Carrollton was born in Annapolis, Maryland, September 30, 1737. With the Declaration of Independence, all the bias and restrictions against Catholics in Maryland ended. Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration, and of all the signers he risked the most financially, his worth being estimated at $2,000,000. On July 19, 1776, Carroll was appointed to the Board of War, a very important committee, which was in charge of all the executive duties of the military department.
Tuesday Show 8-2-16
9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence
Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, celebrates the adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. On the 236th birthday of the United States, explore nine surprising facts about one of America’s most important founding documents.
The US Banking System: Origin, Development, and Regulation
Banks are among the oldest businesses in American history—the Bank of New York, for example, was founded in 1784, and as the recently renamed Bank of New York Mellon it had its 225th anniversary in 2009.
Rural America confronts a new class divide
The rows of low-slung plants under the hot Georgia sun are deceptive: It’s what grows underground that counts.
Sunday Show 7-3-16
Speech about the Declaration of Independence – 1776
This speech was delivered by Samuel Adams on August 1st, 1776 before the Continental Congress in the State House in Philadelphia. The day after, August 2nd the document of the Declaration of Independence was signed by the members of the Congress.
Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology
Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology.
Oregon mom shoots and kills stranger who broke into child’s bedroom
An Oregon mother shot and killed an intruder she found inside one of her children’s bedrooms, according to police. The 33-year-old woman had just returned to her Southeast Portland home with her two children, ages 5 and 10, when she encountered the man, KOIN 5 reported.
George Washington First Becomes a National Leader
One of his first orders to the new American military set a clear tone of what he expected from his troops and also told us much about his character. In that order, Washington urged: “…every officer and man will endeavor so as to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country.”
Silence Dogood, No. 8, 9 July 1722
On June 11 the Courant had insinuated that the Massachusetts authorities were not making proper exertions to capture a pirate vessel reported to be off the coast. Exasperated by this “High Affront,” the latest of many, the General Court the next day ordered James Franklin to be confined in jail for the remainder of the legislative session.